meisnech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. meisnech or dil.ie/31847

 

Forms: meisnech, meisneach

n (later also misnech) ā, f., in late lang. also m. meisnech ā, f., IGT Dec. § 12.6 . meisneach o, m., § 55 . Courage, spirit: is olc do gne . . . cid mor do m.¤ , Cog. 170.12 . ba medïthir re hA. ar met ┐ ar mesnig, TTebe 2556 . dobertatar mesnig moir ann inspired him with courage, RC ix 458.2 . rachadsa . . . da faghail duitsi ar mheisnigh mó ghliocusa fén `by force of my cunning', Ériu v 190.3 . med na menmanraige ┐ na meisnighe, AFM v 2272.13 . cúig fhir déag ba mhó meisneach, Keat. iii 2811. maolughadh meisnigh, TSh. 6600. moscail do mhisneach, a Bhanbha !, Hackett xlii 1. mo mhisneach riamh níor claoidheadh, Oss. iv 78.28 . In follg. ex. seems = disposition, mood: gabsat . . . fir Muman oc iarfraighidh meisnigh an druadh . . . Ra indis Dil meisneach in druadh ┐ a leighidheacht ┐ a chura dhoib `les intentions du druide', RC xliii 60 § 61.